Trends Issue 091 - November 2010

Science Is Unlocking the Full Potential of Music

Archeology reveals that music has been present in every culture since the very beginning of humanity. The latest...

Science Is Unlocking the Full Potential of Music
published on: Nov 15, 2010

3D Media Finally Goes Mainstream

After decades of false-starts and disappointments, 3D media finally seems to be moving into the mass market. Movies,...

3D Media Finally Goes Mainstream
published on: Nov 15, 2010

Harvesting Energy from the Environment: an...

Throughout history, only a fraction of the potential energy we've tapped has been converted into useful work. The...

Harvesting Energy from the Environment: an Under-Appreciated Opportunity
published on: Nov 15, 2010

China's Monopoly on Rare Earth Elements

Electric cars and dozens of other promising technologies depend on the availability of rare earth elements. There is...

China
published on: Nov 15, 2010

Are Electric Cars Finally Here?

Electric automobiles were pioneered at the earliest stages of the automobile industry, but they were quickly...

Are Electric Cars Finally Here?
published on: Nov 15, 2010

The Unexpected Crisis in Coal

Little noticed by most economists, the price of coal — the source of most of our electricity — has sky-rocketed...

The Unexpected Crisis in Coal
published on: Nov 15, 2010

Retraining the American Workforce

Today, job postings are expanding far faster than new hires in spite of record high unemployment. What's going on? As...

Retraining the American Workforce
published on: Nov 15, 2010